Having abandoned her command of both positions, she works with Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi , based in the Urahara Shop out in the Human World. She has dark skin, golden irises, and black hair. Unlike any other known Shinigami, she can transform into a small black cat for long periods of time. In this form, she has a distinctive male voice and golden eyes. Although of noble birth, she acts differently from most other nobles, very much like Kaien Shiba. On several occasions, she transforms into her Human form directly in front of Ichigo just to see his reaction to seeing her naked, which she teases him about.
After all, what's the point of saving both the world of the living and the dead, if not for love? Protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki finds himself saving two different girls over two different story arcs, each with its share of angst and pining. Supporting characters also get to delve into their rich personal histories, adding to a plethora of romantic possibilities. These two characters never really got the canon relationship experience that many fans believed they deserved. Soifon's initial hurt and betrayal at Yoruichi's sudden departure belies a depth of feeling for the older woman.